A NUMBER of volunteers and guests turned out to support Westwood Community Primary School in their sixth annual litter picking and Macmillan fundraising events.

Youngsters from the Buckley school were joined by volunteers to form six groups who took to the streets to help clear up parts of Buckley.

Following a talk from two Flintshire Street Scene officers, the groups went out to tackle the litter around the school grounds, as well as other parts of the town, including the precinct, the common, Elfed skate park, and Princess Park playground.

Westwood Community CP School then showed its continued support to Macmillan by holding another fundraiser for the cancer charity, which was once again well supported.

A one-hour event in the school hall saw the children raise more than £200 from the various stalls they set up, which included fortune telling, and the selling of hot drinks and cakes.

Speaking after the two community boosting events, headteacher, Jayne Williams said: "Despite the poor weather, the community turned out in force to support us.

"Our Macmillan event was a huge success with the children raising £236.33 in just one hour.

"Everyone put in such a tremendous amount of effort, and once again I know just how much the children enjoyed being part of the fundraiser and making a difference to those in need of our help.

"I would also like to offer a well done to all the children, staff, community members and volunteers who took part in our litter pick.

"Everyone did an amazing job to help the school locality, the precinct, parks, and surrounding areas in Buckley to look healthier, safer, and more environmentally friendly."

The children will now return to school following their half term break and analyse some of the data they recorded during their litter pick, and discuss questions involving the amount of money they raised for Macmillan as part of their learning.